Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year!

Happy 2014!!
I have spent the day cleaning out my home office. I am not an organized person. Most of you who know me realize this, so thank you for accepting me for how I am! In uncovering many items, I was able to completely fill a 13 gallon trash bag, find 3 gift cards (values @ $143) and $20 cash! Maybe I should clean more often. 

Since June of 2013, we've experienced some major life changes. Our oldest son Andrew has moved to Colorado. He's always wanted to live there, and we've encouraged him to go for it. Better do it now while he's young and has no major commitments. He has been home thankfully since before Thanksgiving, taking his last final online. He will head back later this week and our house will become a little more quiet.

Our youngest son Clayton has also completed his first semester of college at Bluffton University. We're expecting a pretty heavy snowstorm tomorrow and they've already postponed the start of their semester by two days. LOVE the fact that we get him for a couple more days! With him leaving as well, our house will be even more quiet. Our house will be a little less cluttered, and Steve will get his car back from Andrew using it. My food budget will go down a little, our dog will get depressed from lack of activity, the laundry will be easy again, and I will remain a thankful MOM, but sad to see them leave of course. Naturally we are quite proud, and we LOVE having them home. All part of life's changes.

What changes do you want to make for 2014? Have you thought about it? Since I'm not a naturally organized person, it is difficult for me to think about resolutions. I have the best intentions.....just never seem to get around to sticking to it. Steve and I tried "eating clean" for our health this past fall. We did really well. Then I went to the Circleville Pumpkin Show. Then Thanksgiving, Christmas and our boys came home. January 10th we start back up on our "eating clean" plan. I'm so sick of the junk we've been eating, which is a good way to start back up with clean eating! Clayton is on the baseball team at Bluffton, so he works out, which motivates me to want to supplement exercise with what I'm eating. Back to thinking about what changes you're going to make for 2014. Spending more time with family? Restoring relationships? Vacation plans? Eating and exercising? Spending quiet time? Restoring your spiritual walk? This list is endless, but please don't forget about preserving memories through photography. Take the time to schedule an appointment for 2014 by calling me at 614-805-0117. It can be a mini session, or on location. You can have an indoor or outdoor session, or combine the two!  The choice is yours. Just make the decision and call me today! When is the last time you had your family photographed? Any milestones coming up this year? An elderly parent's birthday or anniversary? Milestone birthday for your kiddos? A Valentine's Day gift for a loved one? I'll help you plan something special! I'm good at that....not so much in organizing. Let's just focus in on accomplishing your photography goals together!!


Becky Bryant Photography said...

Hey Lisa, Well...ummm...*clears throat*...I hope to do much of the same as you..improve my organizational skills (altho I should not call it a skill yet..hehe), eat better foods..( just told Paul to throw out the cake that someone brought for small group snack)..also gonna attempt to read more for pleasure..Hmmm...Also gonna do a blog..:) I will let you know how that works :)
Lets keep tabs on each other..OK? Here's wishing for lots of senior shoots..Bye for now.. Becky Bryant

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